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moving on from shaving the bobbles off my drivers side seat, is there a method of reducing the stretch in the seat squab, I've that about steaming :dunno:
 

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moving on from shaving the bobbles off my drivers side seat, is there a method of reducing the stretch in the seat squab, I've that about steaming :dunno:
Lose some weight :dddc: ;)
I'm kidding. Mr Pete is a fine figure of a man ;)
I would be interested in this too. The bum part of my seat is looking the worse for wear right now. I plan on shaving it like people have suggested. But that won't get rid of the massive ripples thats caused by it stretching :eek:uch:
 

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moving on from shaving the bobbles off my drivers side seat, is there a method of reducing the stretch in the seat squab, I've that about steaming :dunno:
I had a word with the OH and she said that steaming the seat would actually stretch the fabric. She reckons Alcantara is a form of suede and onced stretch will not regain its shape!
 

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I had a word with the OH and she said that steaming the seat would actually stretch the fabric. She reckons Alcantara is a form of suede and onced stretch will not regain its shape!
well double bugger, thanks for the info Dave, I'll put my steam iron away then..........
 

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Other idea just came to my mind Pete:

Have a look on a household tips page and search for 'wildleather'
Keyword: Milking grease. Dunno if that helps, try the search :)
 

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:rofl: you wouldn't believe some of the results I got from google Herbie :rofl: altho no helpful ones :(
 

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When I bought my TF, I considered Alcantara but was put off by the surprising number of worn seats that I had seen at Silverstone that year.

I was told that Alcantara was very durable and didn't stretch or bobble.

I have all leather and there is no bobbling or stretching although I have developed a couple of barbed wire scratches where they tried to escape.
 

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:broon: email sent, altho I omitted the pie thing :_poke:
That's a shame, would have been fun to see what an Italian company made of that saying :lol:

Right I'm off to a place scarily close to Ibstock for the weekend and then on to Yorkshire.

See yuo al next week sometime
 

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Have fun David :D

Pete, I didn't realise the problem with your seat.... looked fine. Could've been
my excitement in general :hyper:
 

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Although my alcantara is only 3 years old and the car has done 22K miles, i think it is wearing quite well. Also love the look and feel of it too.

I do like full leather also but in the winter it's too cold and in the summer its all sweaty.....having said that though the full leather does look particular good on a few sites I have looked at for seat recovering.....it's a modders must...hmmm I seem to be talking myself in to them again here........
 
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